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Emergency Preparedness & Disaster News

We have included this section to help ground resilience theory and concepts in a context of practical applications and current events. Short excerpts are provided from live RSS feeds reporting global emergency preparedness and disaster news. The feeds update every two hours and include the following:

  • Emergency Response: reports from the Global Disaster Alert Organization and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Hazards: reports natural hazards from the NASA Earth Observatory.
  • Earthquakes: reports global earthquakes from the Volcano Discovery website.
  • Transportation: reports from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
  • Volcanoes: reports global volcano activity from the Volcano Discovery website.
  • Weather: reports from the U.S. National Weather Service.

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Emergency Response

Global Disaster Alert Organization

Green alert for tropical cyclone FOURTEEN-24. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0  (449 in Tropical Storm).

Green alert for tropical cyclone FOURTEEN-24. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0 (449 in Tropical Storm).

From 15/02/2024 to 15/02/2024, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 65 km/h) FOURTEEN-24 was active in NTerritory. The cyclone affects these ...
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Green alert for tropical cyclone 06-20232024-24. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0  (0 in Tropical Storm).

Green alert for tropical cyclone 06-20232024-24. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0 (0 in Tropical Storm).

From 15/02/2024 to 15/02/2024, a Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 127 km/h) 06-20232024-24 was active in SWIndian. The cyclone affects these ...
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Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:27.931km) in [unknown] 14/02/2024 18:58 UTC, No people affected in 100km.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:27.931km) in [unknown] 14/02/2024 18:58 UTC, No people affected in 100km.

On 2/14/2024 6:58:37 PM, an earthquake occurred in [unknown] potentially affecting No people affected in 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:27.931km ...
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EPA Emergency Response

EPA Emergency Response

EPA Fines Altoona, Iowa, Company for Alleged Chemical Risk Prevention Violations

LENEXA, KAN. (NOV. 13, 2023) – Lineage Logistics LLC, the largest cold storage company in the U.S., has agreed to pay a $172,591 ...
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COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Updates

Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA):Nucleoside-modified mRNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2PurposeProvides instructions that the body uses to build a harmless ...
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Investigating Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis

Investigating Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis

How did CDC get my contact information?CDC got your contact information from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a secure system ...
/ Hazards, NASA Natural Hazards
COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

No Evidence That COVID-19 Vaccines Affect Fertility There is currently no evidence that vaccine ingredients or antibodies made following COVID-19 vaccination would ...
/ Hazards, NASA Natural Hazards
COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

COVID-19 Vaccines: 2023-2024 Updated, Bivalent, and Original 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines As of October 3, 2023, the 2023-2024 updated Novavax vaccine was ...
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Earthquakes

Global earthquake activity

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 21 km northwest of San Agustin de Valle Fértil, Departamento de Valle Fértil, San Juan, Argentina, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 11:04 am (San Juan time)

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake – 21 km northwest of San Agustin de Valle Fértil, Departamento de Valle Fértil, San Juan, Argentina, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 11:04 am (San Juan time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Jun 13, 2023 05:41 am (La Rioja)Jun 13, 2023 08:41 GMT4.010 km94 km (58 mi) to the E Departamento de General Angel ...
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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 95 km southwest of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 06:05 am (GMT -7)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake – 95 km southwest of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 06:05 am (GMT -7)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Feb 20, 02:51 pm (GMT -7)Feb 20, 21:51 GMT4.010 km31 km (19 mi) to the NW 125 km southwest of Cd. Obregon, ...
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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 51 km northwest of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 05:57 pm (Dushanbe time)

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake – 51 km northwest of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 05:57 pm (Dushanbe time)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Feb 17, 04:10 pm (Dushanbe)Feb 17, 11:10 GMT3.110 km74 km (46 mi) to the SW 89 km west of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanI ...
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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Afghanistan on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 05:27 pm (GMT +4:30)

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake – Afghanistan on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, at 05:27 pm (GMT +4:30)

Date and TimeMagDepthDistanceLocationDetailsMap Feb 19, 11:10 pm (GMT +4:30)Feb 19, 18:40 GMT4.7130 km65 km (40 mi) to the W Takhar, 98 km northeast of Bāzārak, ...
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Small tremor of magnitude 3.9 reported 70 km southwest of Thimphu, Bhutan

Small tremor of magnitude 3.9 reported 70 km southwest of Thimphu, Bhutan

Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 11:49 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR3.9 quake 21 Feb 7:15 pm (GMT +8) An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred 32 ...
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Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.1 earthquake 21 km northeast of Comitan, Mexico

Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.1 earthquake 21 km northeast of Comitan, Mexico

Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 11:10 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR5.1 quake 21 Feb 5:00 am (GMT -6) An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred only ...
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Nuclear

International Atomic Energy Agency – Event Notices

IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Worker Exceeded Statuary Annual Whole Body Dose Limits

Worker Exceeded Statuary Annual Whole Body Dose Limits Print View Posted on: 08 November 2023 Event Date: 24 September 2023 Event Type: ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico Print View Posted on: 25 October 2023 Event Date: 18 October 2023 Event Type: Other Event Location: ...
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IAEA Nuclear Event Notices

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico Print View Posted on: 18 October 2023 Event Date: 18 October 2023 Event Type: Other Event Location: ...
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Transportation

NTSB Accident Investigations

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Volcanos

Global Volcano Activity

Fuego Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: FREQUENT VA EMS  to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Fuego Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: FREQUENT VA EMS to 15000 ft (4600 m)

<!--div style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;border:3px solid blue;border-radius:5px;padding:3px;margin:5px;background:#eee">Send Volcano Report</div--> Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ftGuatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°WCurrent status: erupting (4 out of 5) Fuego ...
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Sabancaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT LGT EMISSIONS  to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Sabancaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT LGT EMISSIONS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Support us - Help us upgrade our services! We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from ...
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Marapi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL120 MOV SW OBS FM GND AT 21/0508Z EST VA DTG: 21/0508Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Marapi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL120 MOV SW OBS FM GND AT 21/0508Z EST VA DTG: 21/0508Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)

<!--div style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;border:3px solid blue;border-radius:5px;padding:3px;margin:5px;background:#eee">Send Volcano Report</div--> Stratovolcano 2891 m (9,485 ft)Western Sumatra, Indonesia, -0.39°S / 100.46°ECurrent status: erupting (4 out of 5) ...
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Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA OBS FM GND AT 21/0017Z, MOV NW EST VA DTG: 21/0600Z

Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA OBS FM GND AT 21/0017Z, MOV NW EST VA DTG: 21/0600Z

<!--div style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;border:3px solid blue;border-radius:5px;padding:3px;margin:5px;background:#eee">Send Volcano Report</div--> Stratovolcano 3676 m (12,060 ft)East Java, Indonesia, -8.11°S / 112.92°ECurrent status: erupting (4 out of 5) ...
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Weather

National Weather Service

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 8:55AM PST until February 21 at 9:00PM PST by NWS San Francisco CA

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 8:55AM PST until February 21 at 9:00PM PST by NWS San Francisco CA

* WHAT...Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues. * WHERE...A portion of northern California, including the following county, Sonoma. * WHEN...Until ...
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Flood Advisory issued February 21 at 12:43PM AST until February 21 at 2:45PM AST by NWS San Juan PR

Flood Advisory issued February 21 at 12:43PM AST until February 21 at 2:45PM AST by NWS San Juan PR

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of Puerto Rico, including the following county, Ceiba. * WHEN...Until 245 ...
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High Surf Advisory issued February 22 at 2:28AM ChST until February 24 at 3:00AM ChST by NWS Tiyan GU

High Surf Advisory issued February 22 at 2:28AM ChST until February 24 at 3:00AM ChST by NWS Tiyan GU

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 8 to 10 feet for Kosrae and up to 12 feet for Pohnpei. * WHERE...For Pohnpei, north ...
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Flood Warning issued February 21 at 10:17AM CST until February 22 at 1:30AM CST by NWS Lake Charles LA

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 10:17AM CST until February 22 at 1:30AM CST by NWS Lake Charles LA

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Louisiana... Calcasieu River Near Glenmora For the Calcasieu River...including Glenmora, Oakdale, Oberlin, Kinder, ...
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